The Rye Police Department and the State of New Hampshire are committed to assisting victims. You are not alone! Reach your local crisis center 24 hours a day for confidential support and information. The information below is from the NH Victim Services Directory provided by Justiceworks.
Victim's Bill of Rights
Victims of felonious crimes committed by an adult offender are entitled to the
following rights under NH RSA 21-M:8-K
Local Assistance Agencies
24-Hour Confidential Hotline: (603) 994-SAFE (7233)
SASS and A Safe Place have officially merged the two organizations to better serve our communities throughout Southeastern New Hampshire and those women, men and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Emerging as the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH.
Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County
100 Campus Drive, Suite 11
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The Child Advocacy Center provides support to child victims of abuse and/or neglect and offers information and referral, and advocacy.
Brentwood, NH 03833
Victim’s Inc. provides support to families of trauma and offers crisis intervention, grief support groups, and advocacy.
Statewide Assistance Agencies
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is an umbrella organization for independent member programs, located throughout the state, that provide services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The services are free, confidential, and available to all victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, or financial status. You need not be in crisis to call.
Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline: 1-866-644-3574
Sexual Assault 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-277-5570
New Hampshire Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)
Persons attempting to escape from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking situations frequently establish new addresses in order to prevent their assailants from finding them. The ACP will allow victims who move to a new location the opportunity to keep that address confidential. The purpose of the New Hampshire Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is to enable state and local agencies to respond to requests for public records without disclosing the location of a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. The ACP also enables interagency cooperation with the Attorney General in providing address confidentiality for domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault victims. Lastly, the ACP enables state and local agencies to accept program participants use of an address designated by the Attorney General as a substitute address. Contact: 1-800-300-4500
American Red Cross
Helps people cope with disasters by responding immediately with caring relief and compassionate assistance, and helps families live safer and more secure lives through a broad range of programs and activities in communities throughout the nation. They pursue these aims through five major services that, altogether, fulfill our time honored humanitarian mission.
New Hampshire Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau
The Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau protects consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices in New Hampshire. When businesses misrepresent, do not provide, or provide poor quality services or products to people, the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau will question the business’s practices, and can, if necessary, take the business to court and ask a judge to make a decision. The staff of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau take phone calls from 8AM to 5PM each day. While this Bureau cannot offer legal advice, they can often offer suggestions to help resolve complaints between consumers and businesses, and they have list of referral offices that are helpful with specific types of complaints.
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections offers a full array of Victim Services which include:
- Notification of Inmate Custody Changes
- Advocacy and Support During Reduced Custody Decisions
- Accompaniment at Parole Hearings
- Reasonable Protection from Intimidation and Harassment
- Information, Referral and Support
- Prison Tours
- Victim Offender Dialogue (by victim request)
NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS is an agency that helps people. They do this in partnership with families, community groups, private providers, other government agencies and many thousands of foster parents, neighbors, and citizens who made New Hampshire a special place to be. Programs and services are housed in a single department because the majority of the people who use their programs and services have multiple needs and require assistance from more than one program. The NH Legislature and the Governor created a central umbrella agency in 1995 to make these programs and services easier for citizens to find and use, and to reduce administration costs.
|Division of Children, Youth & Families,
Bureau of Child Protection
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Main office: 603-271-4440
Child Abuse Report Line: 1-800-894-5533
|Department of Elderly & Adult Services
Adult Protection Program
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Main Office: 603-271-4680
|Addiction Crisis Hotline
Sexual Assault Hotline
Child Abuse Report Hotline
Child & Family Services
Court Appointed Special Advocates
Legal Advice & Referral
US Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Program
Lawyer Referral Service of the NH Bar Association
24 hour hotline: 1-800-750-4494
The oldest national child abuse prevention organization, dedicated to strengthening families
through support groups and crisis lines. They do this by promoting mutual support, parent
leadership, and working to transform attitudes and behaviors to create long term positive changes.
24 hour hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Provides crisis intervention, information, and referral to agencies and services which range from adult survivor treatment to domestic violence shelters.
NH Bureau of Behavioral Health
24 hour hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Psychiatric Emergency & Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to any person in NH who may be experiencing psychiatric distress. If you are dealing with an immediate crisis, please
- call 911, or
- call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or
- visit the emergency room at your local hospital, or
- contact your local community mental health center.
For less urgent situations, please contact your local community mental health center, or your local peer support agency. Several of these agencies offer "Warm Lines" which provide telephone peer-to-peer support, understanding, sympathy, and advice.
24 hour hotline: 1-800-621-4000
Information, referrals and counseling to runaway and homeless youth, youth in crisis and their families.
ICE Victim Notification Program
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Victim Notification Program allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody.